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Brett Westwood goes in search of our only venomous snake, the adder.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the baobab or upside-down tree.
Beavers are back, but Brett Westwood asks if they can recover their place in our culture.
Brett Westwood investigates our obsession with the song and folklore of the blackbird.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with a flabby, sour-faced fresh water fish.
Brett Westwood follows the camel on its route through human history and culture.
How did we get from the red junglefowl in Asia to the chicken now eaten in its millions?
The peaceful, hefty, cud-chewing beasts which have transformed our societies.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with that icon of extinction, the dodo.
Dogs have changed us and we've changed them. Brett Westwood visits Battersea to meet some.
Brett Westwood explores the nature and the culture of flies.
Brett Westwood seeks out the magical mushroom fly agaric, with its red cap & white spots.
Brett Westwood admires how the impossibility of the giraffe has captured hearts worldwide.
Brett Westwood traces the story of the great auk, which was driven to extinction in 1844.
The hare - a creature that is both mysterious and magical as Brett Westwood discovers.
Brett Westwood stalks the leopard... and finds him on Exmoor.
Brett Westwood looks at how lions became a symbol of power and authority.
Staring into the eyes of an ape is like looking in the mirror of humanity.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the 'unicorn of the sea', the narwhal.
The beguiling and mysterious otter leads Brett Westwood on a merry spraint hunt.
A journey into dangerous waters to explore our relationship with the fearsome pike.
Brett Westwood learns that there is more to reindeer than Rudolph.
Nature that has had a profound impact on human culture and society across history.
Brett Westwood explores our fascination with the starling and their winter murmurations.
Brett Westwood explores how tigers that once burnt bright reached the edge of extinction.
Brett Westwood examines our complex relations with an ocean icon, the wandering albatross.
Charlotte Uhlenbroek on primate variety and the difference between monkeys and apes.
A look at the cultural influence of the willow, via Shakespeare and Joan Armatrading.
Brett Westwood meets a wolf and considers the meaning of wolfishness in our culture.
Brett Westwood explores our relationship with the 'churchyard tree', the yew.